Flowers. Candy. Declarations of love. For those happily coupled, Valentine's Day can be one of the best times of the year. For some of the 102 million singles in America, according to Census.gov, the holiday can be awful.
With millions of people looking for love online, Best Friends Animal Society asks the question: Why limit the search to the two-legged?
"Ask just about any pet owner and they'll tell you, dogs and cats provide them with a lot of joy, comfort and companionship," said Gregory Castle, chief executive officer of Best Friends Animal Society. "And with so many dogs and cats in shelters or rescues waiting to be your one and only, Valentine's Day is the perfect time of year to adopt a pet."
To further promote prospective people and pet matches, Best Friends Animal Society is offering $10 adoptions during "The One" promotion taking place Feb. 13 to 16 at its adoption centers in Utah, New York, or Los Angeles, as well as through participating No More Homeless Pets Network partners across the country. More information about the promotion can be found by visiting http://bestfriends.org/TheOne/.
Still not sure about a four-legged Valentine? Best Friends Animal Society offer 14 compelling reasons why a pet might just be "The One" for you:
1. Pets won't play hard to get.